• Curator: Filmed and Not Forgotten

    The brief to complete the research and curation of our 'Filmed and Not Forgotten' project is now available.

    The first part of the project - addressing the preservation needs of the films - has now concluded, and we're ready to take the project on to the next stage, researching the individual faces captured on film: troops, civilians, children, and loved ones, tracing their journeys through the war years.

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  • Filmed and Not Forgotten

    ‘Filmed and Not Forgotten’ is our project to mark the centenary commemorations of World War I by preserving, curating and creating access to a collection of original film material.  The project focuses on our small collection of films made between 1910 - 1925, showing regiments and troops based in Yorkshire, and the people living and working in those communities during that period - a visually evocative and compelling record of life in our region.

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  • Not long to wait now - Le Tour comes to Yorkshire ...

    ... and to celebrate the Grand Départ 2014, YFA is proud to be part of Tour de Cinema - a major strand of the 100 day Yorkshire Festival, bringing a century of cycling themed cinema to towns, cities and communities across the county. Our new short film, From Trike to Bike, launched on 28th March as part of the Bradford Film Festival.

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  • A Snapshot of Yorkshire

    The amazing sights, sounds and traditions of Yorkshire past and present will be celebrated in a new exhibition at Abbey House Museum, Leeds, running from Saturday 25th January to Wednesday 31st December 2014. Visitors will be able to sample a range of delights, including a short film by Andy Burns, which brings together over 35 titles from the Yorkshire Film Archive collections.

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YFA Selects

1991
2661
Filmed around the Wakefield area in 1991, Bands and Banners follows miners who joined musical bands or created banners in support...
1963-1964
998
This is an entertaining film made by keen Yorkshire filmmaker Eric Hall about the local game of Knur and Spell.  It features...
1955-1957
2060
Made by an amateur filmmaker, this film shows rural and agricultural scenes on a farm in Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire...

YFA Innovations

  • Memory Bank is a new series of themed DVDs and online films designed by YFA in conjunction with health care professionals to bring past events and experiences back to life using specially selected archive footage. 

  • Every week, Yorkshire's film heritage is brought to life thanks to our exciting new web application, featuring footage from major events and magic moments in days gone by. The Yorkshire Calendar already features on a number of Yorkshire websites, and could appear on yours...

  • People love sending postcards, so YFA are using new technologies to take this a step further! Why not send a video postcard - by email or smartphone - featuring byte sized clips of archive footage of destinations around Yorkshire?

  • Family Film Tree is an interactive genealogy website under development by YFA.  Search hundreds of archive film clips to illustrate how generations of your family lived, worked, and played throughout the 20th Century.